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Humectants

Humectants are essential cosmetic ingredients which are hygroscopic in nature and absorb moisture from the air. Humectants form hydrogen bonds with water molecules and help to retain the natural moisture of the skin. Basically, humectants are molecules with one or more hydrophilic groups attached to them. These hydrophilic groups can be either amines, like urea or amino acids, carboxyl groups such as fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acids, or hydroxyl groups such as glycerin, sorbitol and butylene or other glycols.
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Elé Corporation
PPG-5-Ceteth-20 (>=95%). PEL-ALC™ CA-205P by Elé Corporation acts as a non-ionic emulsifier, emollient, humectant, conditioner, dispersant, fragrance solubilizer and superfatting agent. It is mild... view more
Applications
  • Perfumes & fragrances
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • ...
Elé Corporation
Acetamide MEA. PEL-AMID™ AME-100 by Elé Corporation acts as a humectant, conditioning and moisturizing agent. It offers ease of wet combing, good sheen, manageability and improved fly away control... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)>Shampoos
  • combing (wet)
  • fly away reducing
  • ...
Elé Corporation
Acetamide MEA. PEL-AMID™ AME-75 by Elé Corporation acts as a humectant, conditioning and moisturizing agent. It offers ease of wet combing, good sheen, manageability and improved fly away control... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)>Shampoos
  • moisturizing
  • oil-free
  • ...
Elé Corporation
PEG-40 Castor Oil (>=95%). PEL-EST™ CO-40 by Elé Corporation acts as an o/w emulsifier, non-ionic surfactant, lubricant, humectant, solubilizer, dispersant and anti-static agent. It is castor oil... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • bio/ organic
Elé Corporation
PEG-10 Dimethicone. PEL-SIL™ PEG-10 by Elé Corporation acts as a plasticizer, emulsifier, emollient, humectant, wetting and conditioning agent. It produces water/silicone & silicone/water emulsions... view more
Applications
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Shaving>Shaving creams
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Shower & bath>Foam bath
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • ...
Elé Corporation
PEG-12 Dimethicone. PEL-SIL™ PEG-12 by Elé Corporation acts as a plasticizer, emulsifier, emollient, humectant, wetting and conditioning agent. It produces water/silicone & silicone/water emulsions... view more
Applications
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Shaving>Shaving creams
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Shower & bath>Foam bath
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • ...
Elé Corporation
PEG-12 Dimethicone. PEL-SIL™ PEG-12-LO by Elé Corporation acts as a plasticizer, emollient and humectant. It reduces PEG-12 dimethicone propensity to form off odors on exposure to moisture. It is... view more
Applications
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • moisturizing
  • odor reducing
Elé Corporation
PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone. PEL-SIL™ PEPG-1818 by Elé Corporation acts as a plasticizer, emollient, humectant and wetting agent. It is a high molecular weight polymer, exhibiting low usage levels and... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • substantivity
  • ...
Elé Corporation
PEG/PPG-3/10 Dimethicone. PEL-SIL™ PEPG-310 by Elé Corporation acts as a plasticizer, emulsifier, emollient, humectant, wetting and conditioning agent. It is a high molecular weight, low HLB... view more
Applications
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)>Styling/Hair sprays
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)>Styling/Hair foams
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • moisturizing
  • ...
Abitec Corporation
Polyglycerol-6 caprylate. Acts as humectant, solubilizer, skin refatting and emulsifier. Is nonethoxylated and with a high HLB value of 14, it is ideally suited for personal care applications... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
Active Micro Technologies
Hexylene Glycol & Caprylyl Glycol & Origanum vulgare Leaf Extract & Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract & Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract & Water. Acts as a preservative. This GMO- &... view more
Applications
  • preservative-free
  • protections
  • bio/ organic
  • moisturizing
DL-Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (100%). AJIDEW® A-100 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant and moisturizing agent. AJIDEW® A-100 is used in skin care products... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • moisturizing
Ajinomoto
Sodium DL- Pyrrolidonecarboxylate( 50%) and Water (50%). AJIDEW® N-50 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant and moisturizing agent. AJIDEW® N-50 is used in skin care products... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • moisturizing
Sodium L- Pyrrolidonecarboxylate ( 50%) and Water (50%). AJIDEW® NL-50 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant, thickener, antistatic- and moisturizing agent. It is derived from L-glutamic acid. It helps... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
Zinc Salt of L- Pyrrolidonecarboxylate (100%). AJIDEW® ZN-100 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant, UV-filter, antimicrobial, anti-aging-, anti-dandruff-, refreshing-, anti-wrinkle- and moisturizing... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
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